Woman Dies After Boles Fire Evacuation

WEED, Calif. –  Investigations teams are working to sort out details Monday after a family claims a woman died as a result of her injuries sustained during evacuations of the Boles Fire. 85-year-old Meredith Neill fell and broke her leg while evacuating from her home in Carrick Addition, just outside Weed city limits. Paramedics were able … Continue reading »

Police Discuss Boles Fire Arrest

WEED, Calif. — The Boles Fire investigation has been a joint effort between the Weed Police Department, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department and CAL-Fire Investigators. Marshall now faces charges of Arson of an Inhabited Structure or Property, Arson of Forest Land and Arson of Property of Another. Weed Police say Marshall was a person of interest … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Boles Fire

WEED, Calif. – Weed Police report a suspect has been arrested for intentionally lighting a fire that damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes. Officers from Weed Police Department arrested 24-year-old Weed resident Ronald Beau Marshall at his family’s home on Saturday morning. They say Marshall had been a person of interest since the very first … Continue reading »

Northern California Communities Pitch In

WEED, Calif. — Northern California communities pitch in. More than a thousand homes were initially threatened by the Boles Fire. Now Northern California communities nearby Weed are banding together to help close to 150 families who have nothing left to return to. Some students say from the moment they heard the boles fire destroyed more … Continue reading »

Disaster Declaration for N. California

NAPA, Calif. — President Obama is declaring a disaster for parts of Northern California ravaged by last month’s deadly Napa Valley earthquake. The move makes federal funding available for state and local governments for emergency work and recovery efforts. The money is also available for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Fights for Independence

YREKA, Calif. — A standing-room only crowd that spilled into the hallway of the Siskiyou County courthouse was on hand Tuesday to voice support for a plan to start over again. “I’m before you to ask support and an affirmative vote on a resolution to withdraw Siskiyou County from the state of California,” Mark Baird … Continue reading »

A Break for Christmas Eve

Unfortunately, Monday evening we will see another system approach our area and bring heavy rain and strong winds for the coast, plus the chance for additional snowfall in Northern California. For the Rogue Valley, Christmas looks to be rainy and windy. In the Basin, snow is expected with this storm. A Winter Storm Watch is … Continue reading »

Cal Fire Charges New Fee

YREKA, Calif. — After a year and a half of budget cuts, California Fire’s deficit will now be partially funded through a new fee charged to certain homeowners. That bill is set to reach homeowners across California in the next few weeks and while some say it’s an unexpected burden others say they’re happy to … Continue reading »

Cal Fire Monitors Lightning-Caused Fires

By Bryan Navarro YREKA, Calif. — A storm producing lightning moved through the region last night. Cal Fire officials say Monday’s thunderstorms were the biggest they’ve seen so far; they counted 88 strikes, starting at least two fires. Cal Fire shows the storm’s surge through Siskiyou County. Witnesses say the clouds hung low and the … Continue reading »

Local 9/11 Victim’s Brother Responds To Bin Laden’s Death

May 2, 2011 By Steven Sandberg SEIAD VALLEY, Cali. — The brother of a New York firefighter killed on September 11th says Osama Bin Laden’s death is an empty victory. In the moments after it was announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, a celebration broke out at Ground Zero. But in Seiad Valley, California, … Continue reading »

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